Ashland Increases Prices for 1-4 Butanediol and Derivatives in North America

June 12 2017

Ashland is increasing prices on 1-4-Butanediol (BDO) and several derivative products as indicated below:

Product: 1-4 butanediol (BDO), Amount of increase: $0.10 per pound
Product: n-methyl-pyrrolidone (NMP), Amount of increase: $0.07 per pound
Product: BLO butylrolactone, Amount of increase:$0.07 per pound
Product: tetrahydrofuran (THF), Amount of increase:$0.07 per pound
Product: n-hydroxyethyl-2-pyrrolidone (HEP), Amount of increase:$0.15 per pound
Product: n-ethyl-2-pyrrolidone (NEP), Amount of increase:$0.15 per pound
Product: 2-pyrrolidone, Amount of increase: $0.15 per pound
Product: n-cyclohexyl-2-pyrrolidone (CHP), Amount of increase:$0.15 per pound


These increases are effective July 1 or as agreements allow, and only apply to North America.

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